Second inquest granted for Jeremiah Duggan

Jeremiah Duggan

Jeremiah Duggan

The mother of Jeremiah Duggan, the Jewish student who died under suspicious circumstances in Germany, has won the right to a second inquest after a seven year campaign.

Mr Duggan was found dead aged 22 on a highway near Wiesbaden, Germany in March 2003 while attending a youth event organised by the far-right LaRouche group.

The German police ruled his death a suicide but a British coroner rejected the verdict in November 2003 after the London Metropolitan Police testified that the LaRouche movement is a “political cult with sinister and dangerous connections”.

On Thursday Lord Justice Elias in the High Court granted Mr Duggan’s mother Erica, from Golders Green, a new inquest.

Jeremiah's mother, Erica Duggan said: "We are very pleased indeed. The judge gave a brilliant judgment. No country has investigated my son’s death properly as yet.

“The German state has failed us. The British state has an obligation to establish how Jeremiah died.”

Last updated: 9:51am, May 21 2010